Sherri Winston is a proud mama of two beautiful daughters. She is also a lover of cupcakes, cooking shows and spy movies. The Braid Girls is her latest book with Little, Brown.
Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution, Jada Sly, Artist & Spy, The Sweetest Sound and President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code are also among her recent books.
The Sweetest Sound and President of the Whole Fifth Grade, were both selections for the state of Florida’s Libraries Sunshine State Young Readers Award, which recommends the best books for grades 3-5 and 6-8. President of the Whole Fifth Grade was also selected to Tennessee’s recommended list and the Sound Summer Recommended Reading List for the New York Public Library. Ms. Winston continues to be amazed that people call her “author” and buy her books. She thanks you!
Ms. Winston, a native of Michigan, spent several years as a newspaper columnist and journalist in sunny South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper. She was the recipient of the Clarion Award for journalists, as well as winner of a journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. Winston is also a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for her weekly lifestyle column.
Sherri’s novel Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution was recently longlisted for the National Book Award.